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Simplicity: 6901 (Kids jacket,pants/shorts/skirt) - Type:Kids(boys & girls)
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Reviewed by:Aroura
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Posted on:11/17/13 1:13 AM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 6901 by Aroura

Simplicity: 6901 by Aroura  Simplicity: 6901 by Aroura  
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Fabric:Faux Leather  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description:
This is a 1966 vintage Simplicity pattern.

Child's pants in 2 lengths, jacket and skirt. The A-line skirt and long or short pants have side zipper and buttoned waistband with elastic in back. Lined, collarless jacket with front button closing has wrist length set-in sleeves and optional patch pockets.

Pattern Sizing:
Size 4 (breast 23)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Not really. They are adequate if you have some sewing experience, but would be very difficult for inexperienced sewists. The zipper insertion basically says "follow manufacturers instructions for inserting zipper". The method for inserting the elastic was also novel for me, but I went along with it, and it worked out well.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The fit is just fantastic! The darts in the front and back, along with the elastic back give lots of room for an active child, while maintaining a fantastic fit. Although I did adjust the crotch depth, I am still amazed at the perfect drape of the front, and the great fit of the back. I liked everything about this pattern except the slightly lacking instructions.

Fabric Used:
Faux Suede. It is originally intended to be the pants part of her Girl Scout uniform, but will serve for everyday wear.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I left off the side zipper. The instructions were confusing, and with the back elastic, the zipper seemed unnecessary.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes! This is going to be my daughters TnT trouser pattern until she outgrows it. She finds it more comfortable than jeans, so I hope to make her a few of these soon, in different fabrics.

Fantastic vintage pattern, classic fit, comfortable and great!
Please check out my blog for more information, and pictures of the entire outfit.
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Quickie said...
It can be seen in her face that She loves your work.... Congrats.
11/17/13 1:56 AM
Immelu said...
That is an adorable outfit on her!
11/17/13 9:18 AM
Pj3g said...
Truly a great outfit!
11/17/13 10:12 PM
Pj3g said...
Truly a great outfit!
11/17/13 10:12 PM
butterflyfly said...
So cute! The floral fabric makes it such fun!
11/18/13 6:01 PM
dhsewsalittle said...
Great job ... and your daughter looks really cute in it. So glad to see that she's enjoying her "vintage" outfit. (The flowery lining, very nice!)
11/20/13 10:39 AM
KarlaB said...
11/21/13 8:39 PM
HDWen said...
You did a great job, she loves it!! How fun to find a Vintage pattern that fits SO well on her, great job
11/23/13 6:46 PM
JetSetSewing said...
So cute and nicely done!
12/1/13 12:29 PM
Margaret said...
Great outfit! Very cute!
12/8/13 7:43 AM
AllNewtoMe said...
Nice job! I also feel like I should follow your model's lead and have more fun in my project pictures!
12/8/13 11:21 PM
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